Flea Market & Santana Row
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011
Went to the San Jose Flea Market and Santana Row later at night.
Took two bus rides to get to the Flea Market. I hate transferring. The point where I had to transfer didn’t have any shade. I had to hide behind the pole and bus sign for shade. Luckily my sister was with me so it wasn’t all boring just waiting at the bus stops.
The Flea Market kind of reminded me of the State Fair. I’ve been to Flea Market in Hawaii which was enormous, so it did feel similar to this one. The one in Hawaii just felt more organized as everything was in a circle so you could just simply walk in a circle and see all of the booths. This had street names so you could find everything. It was a bit more harder to find our way around.
The main point of interest in this market was probably the produce area. A ton of vegetables, fruits, and other foods. Some were pretty cheap, but not sure how trust worthy the quality of it all was. Nonetheless, it was still enjoyable looking at all the food people were selling. I really wanted to take pictures, but I just felt too weird with the owners staring at everyone.
So I had to resort to more candid, sneaky, and quick shots. Most pictures came out pretty blurry. But they were still decent, I guess.
A very tiny ferris wheel.
It was almost 1PM already and we hadn’t eaten lunch yet. We planned to eat at Sweet Tomatoes which was about a 30 min bus ride from the Flea Market. So after quickly looking around the place we left to go eat.
After eating, we also went across the street which had the Guadeloupe Rose Garden to have another photoshoot. Post about it here.
We spent a pretty long time at Sweet Tomatoes. We were going to go to Stanford afterward, but since it was pretty late already, we didn’t have time to. So we headed towards Santana Row/Westfield Mall. After walking around and looking at a few stores, we went to Santana Row.
Went to the Container Store and Crate and Barrel. I finally found the square plates I wanted, at a reasonable price.
Many different colors of hangers to choose from!
Ping Pong Dining Table?
Hungy, we grabbed a bite at the mall before heading back.
The Mongolian BBQ place was tempting, but we settled for Teriyaki Chicken and Shrimp.
It was very interesting watching them cook right in front of you. They were incredibly quick with cooking everything. I’m also happy that I got a ton of shrimp.blog comments powered by Disqus